The iPhone 4 is set to finally drop in Canada this Friday, July 30. Canadians who don't want to commit to a wireless provider will have the option to buy unlocked phones, and they'll also learn the price of freedom.
The 16GB will sell for $659 CAD ($639 USD) and the 32GB variant is going for $779 ($755 USD). And if you still want to buy an iPhone 3GS, you can pick up an unlocked 8GB version for $549 CAD ($532 USD).
That will put a serious dent in anyone's budget. Naturally, they'll all be a lot cheaper with a multi-year contract. Still, if you really don't like one particular carrier or don't want to be locked in for a long period of time, maybe the price is worth paying.
The selling of unlocked iPhones already exists in other countries as well, but this can help make Americans even more jealous of their northern neighbors.